Quotes: virtue

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  • Lyman Abbott
    Lyman Abbott
    American Congregationalist theologian, editor, and author. 1835-1922
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    A child is a beam of sunlight from the Infinite and Eternal, with possibilities of virtue and vice- but as yet unstained.
  • George Orwell
    George Orwell
    English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950
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    A tragic situation exists precisely when virtue does not triumph but when it is still felt that man is nobler than the forces which destroy him.
  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
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    All virtue is summed up in dealing justly.
  • Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    French essayist and philosopher 1533-1592
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    Confidence in another person's virtue is no light evidence of your own.
  • François Fénelon
    François Fénelon
    French Writer 1651-1715
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    Exactness and neatness in moderation is a virtue, but carried to extremes narrows the mind.
  • Cato the Elder
    Cato the Elder
    Roman senator and historian 234-149 BC
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    I think the first virtue is to restrain the tongue; he approaches nearest to gods who knows how to be silent, even though he is in the right.
  • Robert Green Ingersoll
    Robert Green Ingersoll
    American lawyer, a Civil War veteran and politician 1833-1899
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    Kindness is the sunshine in which virtue grows.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    Knowledge is that which, next to virtue, truly raises one person above another.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    Modesty is not only an ornament, but also a guard to virtue.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    Self discipline is that which, next to virtue, truly and essentially raises one man above another.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
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    Self-denial is not a virtue, it is only the effect of prudence on rascality.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    Suspicion is not less an enemy to virtue than to happiness; he that is already corrupt is naturally suspicious, and he that becomes suspicious will quickly be corrupt.
  • A ''just war'' is hospitable to every self-deception on the part of those waging it, none more than the certainty of virtue, under whose shelter every abomination can be committed with a clear conscience.
  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    French writer and philosopher 1712-1778
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    A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
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    A crime persevered in a thousand centuries ceases to be a crime, and becomes a virtue. This is the law of custom, and custom supersedes all other forms of law.
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